Kara Herman Fransted
Chief Operations Officer
As a LPL Financial Advisor and Chief Operating Officer at KMH Financial Services, Kara Fransted specializes in figuring out what to do to make a financial strategy work. She puts an emphasis on detailed, multigenerational Financial Planning and works closely with every generation to help families achieve their goals. Kara carried over her passion for helping others from the military and works tirelessly to be of service to clients.
After five years of service as a Naval Officer, Kara joined KMH Financial Services as Operations Manager in January 2016. Her years of operations experience and dedication to improving efficiency in the business made her an ideal candidate for COO, a position that she overtook in 2018. Kara is a CFP® Professional and holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses with LPL Financial. She has also obtained a Master’s in Wealth Management from Columbia University.
Kara lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Matt, and their four children. In her free time, Kara enjoys speaking about leadership, personal development, and finance to young girls and women in various women’s organizations. She also serves on the parents’ board of her children’s school.
“As a professional with aspirations and goals as well as a family, I know how hard it is to juggle all the different pieces of your life! You just need a little assistance and I’m passionate about helping to make your financial life less stressful so that you have time for the people and ambitions that mean so much to you!”